John Piini

John Piini started with Piini Realty in 1975. He is a Member of the Appraisal Institute with an MAI designation and is a licensed California Real Estate Broker. John specializes in agricultural, acreage, and industrial properties and is qualified as an expert witness in the Superior Courts of Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties.

To reach John, please call our office 831.422.5327 x103 or

Greg Piini

Born and raised in the Salinas area, Greg joined the company in 2000 after graduating from Hillsdale College with a degree in business finance. Since then, he has been active in all aspects of the business, obtained his General Certified Appraiser’s license from the State of California in 2008, and is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson. Outside work, Greg is an avid cyclist, nature photographer, and woodworker.

To reach Greg, please call our office 831.422.5327 x101or

Chad Piini

Native to the Salinas Valley, Chad graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2003 with a degree in English, and joined the company in 2007. Chad is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson and manages residential, commercial, and farmland properties in Salinas. He is also currently working towards his appraisal license.

To reach Chad, please call our office 831.422.5327 x102 or

Joe Piini

Joe graduated from Arizona State University in 2005 with a Business Management degree. He worked in Arizona and gained extensive sales experience before moving back to the Salinas area and joining the family business in 2010. Joe works in the brokerage division of Piini Realty, focusing on selling and leasing agricultural, industrial, and commercial properties. When away from work, Joe likes to spend his time on the golf course and with his family.

To reach Joe, please call our office 831.422.5327 x105 or

Piini Realty History
After immigrating from Switzerland, Joe Piini began his real estate career in 1939. He initially worked for John Breschini before branching out on his own in 1970 with Joe Piini Realty. During his real estate career, Joe developed several Salinas neighborhoods, sold a range of real estate from homes to ranches, and became a distinguished MAI appraiser.

In the early 1970s, the company became a true family business when Joe’s two sons, Jim and John, and his son-in-law, Chip Campion, joined the company. Jim and Chip actively sold and managed real estate over the next several decades while John performed appraisals and became a MAI appraiser like his father. Chip later started his own business and Jim retired at the end of 2008.

In the late 1990s, the third generation joined the company with the addition of Jim's daughter Lisa (1998-2008), Jim's son Greg (2000), and John's sons Chad (2007) and Joe (2010).

John now heads the business along with Greg, Chad and Joe. Our company continues to provide appraisal, brokerage, and management services and we take pride in our legacy and commitment to serving the county. We are located on the same block where Joe started in real estate in 1939 and in the same building since the 1970s.

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